FOUR ROOMS is an exhibition of twelve paintings — a nexus of aesthetic and conceptual influences in figurative painting across eras and geography — with work by Robert Colescott, Carroll Dunham, Mark Grotjahn, Friedrich Kunath, Sean Landers, Elizabeth Peyton, Peter Saul, Dana Schutz, Henry Taylor, Bob Thompson, Piotr Uklanski, and John Wesley.
In one room, two works from the early 1960s by Robert Colescott and Bob Thompson mirror each other; each composition presents abstracted dancing figures that stylistically harken to Old Masters, these themes examined and reinterpreted through lenses contemporary to their time.
Nearby, the work of Henry Taylor and Elizabeth Peyton hang side-by-side. Each are portraits the artists painted of close friends, this mode of sourcing subjects from their respective inner circles central to the practice of each.
Hanging in separate rooms, the work of Friedrich Kunath and Sean Landers each pair humor with pathos, collaging distinct painting styles on one canvas, referencing a multiplicity in art history and human consciousness.
On view in New York until October 27